Top Dog Training
Top Dog Training

Top Dog Training

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Introduction: Servicing Long Island and NYC We speak dog! And just as important, we love dogs. Top Dog Training provides personalized training for any dog, any age, any problem. We are training and behavioral specialists, providing basic and advanced dog training through positive reinforcement. ​We only use positive dog training methods. That means your dog will always be treated kindly with us. Happy voices, treats, and repetition are the only ways to train. We consider punishment and unnecessary devices such as prong or shock collars to be archaic. ​We believe in teaching dog owners to impart simple, effective, time-efficient and cruelty-free techniques that work alongside every dog's natural instincts.
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Hired 37 times

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2 employees

1 year in business

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Kathy N.
2 days ago
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Jay saved us from having a breakdown! We have had many dogs before and loved having a canine companion. However as empty nesters we found the task overwhelming. Jay gave us the tools to be able to enjoy our puppy. The commands are easy to follow she enjoys “performing” for us. We can finally relax and have fun with our dog. Thank you Jay for the guidance and many handy tips. Vic and Kathy

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Chewing • House training • Destructive behavior • My home, venue, etc.

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Mandy Z.
5 days ago
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Jay is very patient and knowledgeable, I would recommend him to anyone looking for training! He explains everything well and my almost 1 year old shiba loves him!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

Top Dog Training's reply
thank you so much Mandy!
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Arda Y.
May 9, 2022
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Very kind and works well with your pet. My dog loved him, and I highly recommend Jay for anyone that needs a trainer!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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Jeff b.
Feb 25, 2022
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I would greatly recommend Jay to a friend or anyone looking to train their furry baby. His patience and very calm demeanor made training a much more positive experience for both my fiancé and I. He is very professional and knowledgeable and truly great at what he does. My fiancé and I were overwhelmed at first with the idea of training our new puppy, however he always made us feel at ease and almost made it feel easy (he's actually just VERY good at what he does, so it makes training "feel easy"). Our puppy was always EXTRA happy to see him as well. Training our new puppy was a success, thank you Jay for all of your help! -Tamara and Jeff

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • Barking • Biting • Crate training • Chewing • My home, venue, etc.

Top Dog Training's reply
Hi Tamara and Jeff, thank you so much for your kind words. it was a pleasure working with your brilliant pup snow!
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Troy G.
Oct 20, 2021
We only have good things to say about Top Dog Training. They were professional, very insightful about our puppy, and trained our dog and ourselves expertly.
Top Dog Training's reply
Thank you so much Troy!
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Jay Elfman

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer discounted, multi-session packages, as dog training is a process and takes time for the dogs to change their behaviors or learn commands. Every customer has different needs which is why I offer a free, no-obligation, in-home consult so I can meet you and your dog and prescribe the right game plan.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I come to your home to do the training, where distractions are at a minimum and that is where your dog is most comfortable.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a certified dog trainer from ISCDT with the designation CDT-PSC.

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